Robert W. Hillman (born April 12, 1949) is a Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, where he holds the Fair Business Practices and Investor Advocacy Chair. He is a scholar in the fields of international transactions, securities regulation, and corporate and partnership law who has served as a consultant to the World Bank’s Chinese University Development Project, as a member of the Advisory Group for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of the Law of Agency, and a member of the California State Senate's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Shareholder Litigation. His many publications include the books Hillman on Lawyer Mobility: The Law and Ethics of Partner Withdrawals and Law Firm Breakups , (Aspen, 2d ed. 1998; Little Brown, 1st ed. 1994) and Law Firm Breakups: The Law and Ethics of Grabbing and Leaving, (Little, Brown & Co. 1990), as well as and numerous scholarly articles in leading law journals.
He recently has been called upon by media for expert commentary on issues including the federal bailout of American Insurance Group and securities regulation.